* WELLS, H. G. The war of the worlds, as it first appeared serially in the United States across nine issues of The cosmopolitan; April - December, 1897.
Nine issues, bound in illustrated wrappers; remarkably well-preserved in their original un-restored state, with only minor soiling and creasing. Individual bindings remain fresh. Housed in custom-made clamshell slipcase. With illustrations by Warwick Gobel.
Published simultaneously by Pearson's magazine in Great Britain, this appearance preceded the 1898 book publication by a year.
Estimate $ 1,500-2,000
Property from the Collection of Ronald Kuntz, Sugar Grove, Illinois